The 2019 Yom Hashoah community-wide Holocaust Memorial Program will be held this Sunday evening at the Uptown Jewish Community Center at 6:30 p.m.
This keynote speaker for the event, which is free and open to the public, will be author Georgia Hunter, whose “We Were the Lucky Ones” is an account of a separated Jewish family that is determined to reunite.
The novel is based on accounts of her own relatives’ experiences during World War II. The program will honor and remember the New Orleans Holocaust survivors, of whom only three still survive, as well as their children and other descendants.
The program will begin with the March of the Survivors.
Representatives from the Anti-Defamation Leagues Donald R. Mintz Youth Leadership Mission will be presented and the Holocaust Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Cabrini High Schools’s Paul Distler.
A dessert reception will follow the program, which is sponsored by grants from the Jewish Endowment Foundation Holocaust Project the New American Social Club, and the Feil Family Foundation/Lakeside Shopping Center.